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30 years ago today - Remembering John Lennon

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30 years ago today - Remembering John Lennon

Postby Charles » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:37 am

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I was living in Kansas City, Missouri. I was working on a project for Hallmark Cards in my apartment in the early evening, listening to a classical music on the radio when the program was interrupted by the host of the show, reporting that John Lennon had been shot and killed in New York City.

The news devastated me and my sorrow was so deep I couldn't be consoled.

John Lennon was a huge inspiration in my life and the lives of many people the world over. When I launched the AnimationNation movement in 1999, as I wrote The Articles That Started This, I listened to his music to motivate me.

I'd like to have a dedicated topic in his memory, feature some videos, and honor John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his assassination.

Here's the song I listened to when I was starting AN. All these years after he wrote and recorded it, it's still calls out to us in our time.

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Re: 30 years ago today - Remembering John Lennon

Postby Charles » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:32 am

The brilliance of Lennon's music was evident and irresistible in virtually everything he did, even when it was animated.

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Re: 30 years ago today - Remembering John Lennon

Postby Charles » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:54 pm

In 1964, the Beatles behind John Lennon stormed America with a new sound that revolutionized music and pop culture. And they could back up it all up live.

The world will never again see anything like it.

Here they are in their first concert in the US and the start of the modern era.




Four years later, Lennon and the Beatles were still singing Revolution...

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Re: 30 years ago today - Remembering John Lennon

Postby Charles » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:08 am

One more in memory of John Lennon.

I discovered this animated music video on YouTube and was quite impressed with it. I like the look and after watching it a couple of times, I have to say that I Feel Fine...

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